2008 BMW M3 Convertible
Benefits of Driving a 2008 BMW M3 Convertible
The 2008 BMW 3-Series continues to be the benchmark against which other entry-level luxury cars are measured, mainly courtesy of its excellent driving experience. Power, braking, and handling are perfectly matched to the vehicle's size and intended usage. The way BMW takes care of business inside the cockpit also has a lot to do with the popularity of this breed. The 3-Series makes sure no buyer is left behind by offering four body styles, three engines, and both rear- and all-wheel drive. 2008 also will see the new M3 in coupe, sedan, and convertible form, adding racecar-like performance to the lineup.
What's new for 2008?
BMW's excellent 3-Series returns for 2008 with minimal changes to the core lineup, save for the addition of the all-wheel-drive 335xi coupe (previously available only with rear-wheel drive). Paddle shifters are newly optional on the entry-level 328 versions. On the 335i coupe, a new 19-inch alloy wheel set is available, and the standard 16-inch alloy wheels have been restyled for the 328 sedans and sport wagons.
- Driving pleasure par excellence
- wide variety of bodies and drivetrains
- the best inline six-cylinder engines for those who love motoring
- the near-supercar M3.
BMW's 3-Series has always been an exemplar of how to combine luxury and sportiness, and this continues with the 2008 versions. The 328i features BMW's exceptional 3.0L engine, which uses double-VANOS technology to steplessly adjust both the intake and exhaust timing on way to producing 230 horsepower. The 335i models are powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the same six-cylinder. This gem of an engine produces 300 horsepower and an equal amount of torque. Both six-cylinder powerplants are matched with a superb six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is a $1,275 option.